Elizabeth Campbell, Star-Telegram.com

Elizabeth Campbell


Fort Worth, TX, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

How a nonprofit for the arts has breathed new life into a North Texas shopping center

Hurst is helping the nonprofit Central Arts bring its film festivals, shows and classes to the city. Since opening its Hurst location in April, Central Arts has featured local artists in a show called The Best of HEB → Read More

This city’s police chief said he was fired for trying to enforce the law

Blue Mound Police Chief Randy Baker is out of a job for allegedly “flipping off” city workers. The chief said he was trying to prevent the mayor from violating the law by forcing police officers to write more citations. → Read More

Federal dollars are at stake if this project doesn’t get off the ground

The newly-elected mayor of Westworth Village is concerned about what will happen to plans to build walking and biking trails after several council members called for a special meeting. → Read More

This police chief allegedly ‘flipped off’ city staff. Now he could lose his job

The Blue Mound City Council could decide to fire police chief Randy Baker after he was put on paid leave for unprofessional behavior. The mayor said that Baker was told twice to respect city employees. → Read More

Bedford council members passionate about helping arts groups stay in city

After a long, sometimes tense meeting, the council told the city manager to talk to arts organizations that will be displaced because of planned renovations to the outdated Boys Ranch Park. → Read More

Upset about being ignored, arts groups in Bedford want answers

Bedford arts groups aren’t happy with the lack of planning to relocate them once construction starts to rebuild the Boys Ranch Park. The city council is holding a special meeting Thursday to discuss this issue. → Read More

Bedford city council, manager clash over proposed plans for Boys Ranch Park makeover

Several Bedford, Texas, council members took city officials to task over proposed design plans for the Boys Ranch Park makeover, which included higher costs and eliminating a popular community theater. → Read More

A childhood dream turns into a nightmare for these long-time friends

Childhood friends are deciding what to do after health inspectors shut down their sandwich shop Tuesday. According to them, their landlord failed to properly repair a leaking roof, and water dripped through the ceiling. → Read More

A Texas woman says she is being discriminated against because of her mental illness

Leslie Jasperson, who ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Forest Hill Library District board, said she is banned from the library for a year because she asked “too many questions.” → Read More

This Texas church isn’t going anywhere

The Church on the Slab that serves the homeless now has full ownership of the property at 1009 Arizona Avenue. A generous donor came forward when the church faced an uncertain future. → Read More

A disabled veteran was at risk of falling through the cracks. Then other vets stepped in.

Several organizations came together to help an 80-year-old disabled Texas veteran who worried about getting evicted and about not having enough money to buy food in Euless, TX. → Read More

This Texas city hall will have a new look later this year

An outdoor plaza in front of city hall will open in December in time for the city’s tree lighting ceremony. The $2.7 million project will have a stage for concerts, space for food trucks and a fountain. → Read More

This Texas hospital just opened a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility

The JPS Health Network just opened a new oncology infusion center on the former site of the Moncrief Cancer Center. The new treatment center will provide many services for patients including surgery and counseling. → Read More

A North Texas city is getting 400 new homes and a park geared for outdoor events

Haltom City is getting another park and new homes thanks to an agreement with Our Country Homes. → Read More

A developer is building luxury townhomes in this strategic location

Forest Hill is getting 54 luxury townhomes which are under construction south of Interstate 20. The new homes are designed to attract retirees and young professionals. → Read More

These birds will start roosting in this North Texas city

Watauga joins surrounding cities in allowing people to raise backyard chickens as long as they are in fenced areas and residents get permits from the city. → Read More

A former firefighter is accusing a North Texas city of violating Civil Service rules

A former Haltom City firefighter is suing the city over allegations that the city didn’t follow Civil Service policies. The firefighter, who worked for Haltom City since the 1990’s, wants to be reinstated with back pay. → Read More

New Haltom City mayor makes history

Haltom City’s first Vietnamese American mayor says he is ready to focus on growth and development with a new city hall and other projects. → Read More

Haltom City elected its first Vietnamese American mayor. He’s promising big changes.

An Truong, a 70-year-old former fighter pilot in Vietnam, was elected the first Vietnamese American mayor of Haltom City, Texas. He has served on the city council since 2013 and wants to build a new city hall. → Read More

A church gets to stay put because of the kindness of a stranger

The Church on the Slab won’t have to find another home after an anonymous donor came forward and gave the church the funds to buy the property. The donor said he is not involved with the property purchase. → Read More